Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Kirk Stroke Unlikely To Impact Congressional Battles
Complaining of dizziness, the Highland Park Republican checked himself into Lake Forest Hospital Saturday where doctors found a torn right carotid artery in his neck. He was transferred to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago where other tests showed he'd suffered a stroke. Early Monday Kirk underwent surgery to relieve swelling around his brain.
Physicians said that since he's only 52 and in good health they were confident he'll recover intellectual function but might not regain all his physical abilities.
In the pic: Mark Kirk campaigning for his eat at the Summer Sunset Parade two years ago.